About Discovery Bay Golf Course
Roads along #6 and #9 are out of bounds. On the back the forested edges used to be played as a lateral hazard. In 2011, the new course ratings changed that rule. Now if you cannot find your ball among the trees or the underbrush, it is considered a lost ball. If your ball goes into the trees or the underbrush, it is recommended that you hit a provisional ball in case the original ball cannot be found.
On Sept. 1, 2017, new Discovery Bay Golf Club course ratings went into effect. The new ratings reflect some changes in yardage from the red, gold, and white tees. The most significant change is the addition of silver tees (or the forward tees) with a friendly total of 3799 yards for 18 holes.
Another adjustment was made from the red tees; the #1 handicap hole was #5 and now it’s hole #4. It remains a par 4 for the men (from the white and blue tees), but now it becomes a par 4 for women as well. At 397 yards, it is indeed a challenge for most who play from the red tees.
The front nine (referred to as the farm nine) is the original 9 holes of Chevy Chase. Carved out of a farm pasture, the “farm nine” opened on May 9, 1925.
If it’s been awhile since you’ve played here, we have made some changes to the front 9. Recent changes to the front include lengthening #1 with a new green (open spring 2008); new tee boxes on #4 (open fall 2007) which now plays as a par 4 for both men and women; and new greens on #’s 6 and 8 (open 2003). In 2010 we opened our new #2.
Front Nine (whites): 3049 yards
#1: 372 yards par 4
#2: 288 yards par 4
#3: 158 yards par 3
#4: 412 yards par 4
#5: 515 yards par 5
#6: 359 yards par 4
#7: 466 yards par 5
#8: 165 yards par 3
#9: 260 yards par 4
The back nine (referred to as the “forest nine”) was built out of the heavily forested hill above the front nine. The back nine opened on May 9, 1997, 72 years after the front nine. The design of the back nine was done by Michael Asmundson.
Again if it has been some time since you played Discovery Bay Golf Course, changes await you on the back nine. New tee boxes on #11 (open spring 2008) not only lengthen the hole but add a whole new feel by creating a dog leg right. Projects under way for the back include a completely new #11.
The cluster housing development for the back side of Discovery Bay Golf Club has fulfilled all the permit requirements. These 48 building lots along the edges of the back will enjoys views of the Olympics, Discovery Bay, and Cascade mountains.
Back Nine: 3089 yards
#10: 282 yards par 4
#11: 518 yards par 5
#12: 364 yards par 4
#13: 371 yards par 4
#14: 127 yards par 3
#15: 330 yards par 4
#16: 187 yards par 3
#17: 409 yards par 4
#18: 501 yards par 5
New score cards reflecting the 2017 changes in rating and slope will be published in the spring of 2018. Use the following link to print out the old score cards.